Tornado Warnings Issued for Northern California

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Image from FOX40 viewer Chris from near Yuba City.

The National Weather Service issued tornado warnings for parts of Yuba, Sutter, Placer and Nevada Counties Monday afternoon.

The warnings were in effect until the early evening. Hail the size of pennies was expected along with wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour, according to the NWS.

The areas affected were southwestern Nevada County, west central Placer County and south central Yuba County.

People in those areas were also told to expect lightning.

Yuba City Unified School District was locked down for a short time.

Firefighters in Yuba City report minor damage in some areas of the city. The tornado in Yuba City touched down in a walnut orchard, knocking over trees and sending limbs into power lines.

The NWS declared the Yuba City tornado an EF1, with winds reaching speeds of 100 miles per hour.

Funnel clouds also reportedly touched down in Bangor and Brown’s Valley. A fourth tornado reportedly hit near Lake of the Pines.

The safest place during a tornado is generally a basement, or lowest floor of the building you’re in, and underneath a steady piece of furniture.

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